LibriVox recording of The Woodlanders, by Thomas Hardy. Read by Tadhg Hynes.
The Woodlanders is one of Hardy's later novels, although he originally intended it as a successor to Far From The Madding Crowd.It concerns the life and loves of Giles Winterborne,Grace Melbury,Edred Fitzpiers, Felice Charmond and Marty South.The topics of class,fidelity and loyalty are delt with in Hardy's exquisite style and set in the beautiful woodlands of Hintock (Summary by T.Hynes)
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August 29, 2012 Subject:
Tadhg has recorded several Hardy novels and has done a fantastic job on all of them. He's not British? I'm no expert on British accents, but I could have sworn he was.
May 16, 2012 Subject:
I am a great admirer of Thomas Hardy's novels, but I had never gotten around to reading this one, which was his personal favorite. This recording, by Tadgh Hynes, is the better of the two offered by Librivox. Hynes is the reader throughout, and I prefer having a single reader for a novel that is about time, place, and atmosphere as well as character and plot. He is not British, but his voice is very congenial to the narrative, and I found the entire reading to be compelling and satisfying. Highly recommended.